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ArtsMemphis gets $500,000 grant, announces Arts Week

Memphis Flyer - By Jon W. Sparks - ArtsMemphis, which has been instrumental in helping the hard-hit arts community during the pandemic, has made two announcements that serve to boost the arts. The National Endowment for the Arts has given a $500,000 American Rescue Plan grant to ArtsMemphis that will go to local arts organizations. Those will be awarded in early 2022 to help with recovery and reopening. Memphis is one of 66 communities across the country, and one of only three Tennesse... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Friday, Nov 19, 2021

ArtsMemphis brings back "Arts Week" December 5-12

MEMPHIS—ArtsMemphis is proud to announce its second annual Arts Week from December 5-12, 2021, a week-long celebration to showcase Memphis’ dynamic, diverse collection of artists and arts organizations. An officially-proclaimed week by both the City of Memphis and Shelby County, Arts Week will spotlight the significance of art to Memphis’ world-renowned cultural vitality.  “ArtsMemphis is a convener and connector for not only arts resources and advocacy but also... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Artist Yvonne Bobo Wins $10,000 Emmett Award

Memphis Flyer, by Jon W. Sparks - Yvonne Bobo has been named recipient of the Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, known as “The Emmett.” The Emmett is awarded annually by Renasant Bank to a distinguished visual artist in Shelby County. This is the 10th year of this award, which now carries a $10,000 prize — the largest unrestricted cash award given to a visual artist in Shelby County. It is named in honor of Emmett O’Ryan, a founding board member ... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Friday, Nov 12, 2021

Artist Yvonne Bobo Receives 10th Annual Emmett O'Ryan Award by Renasant Bank

MEMPHIS, TN – ArtsMemphis is pleased to announce artist Yvonne Bobo as the recipient of the prestigious Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, known as “The Emmett,” made possible by Renasant Bank. The Emmett is awarded annually by Renasant Bank to a distinguished visual artist in Shelby County.  This is the 10th year of this award, which now carries a $10,000 prize—the largest unrestricted cash award given to a visual artist in Shelby County. I... Read More
Posted by Intern ArtsMemphis at Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021

Impact Memphis: Elizabeth Rouse

Memphis Business Journal, by Samuel X. Cicci  “The arts are forever changed,” says Rouse, president and CEO of ArtsMemphis.  Picture the life of an artist. Are you envisioning a solitary studio, a creative type who looks like they could probably use a sandwich, someone working with great intensity to bring to life a vision that may or may not lead to a payday? Yes, working in the arts is a labor of love, and yes, the pandemic was tough on the arts industry. But al... Read More
Posted by Josie Ballin at Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

Memphis People in Business: Oct. 28

Commercial Appeal ArtsMemphis has announced new leadership and appointees to the board of directors as well as a new chief financial officer. Kathy Gale Uhlhorn, who has volunteered with ArtsMemphis since 2006, is now chair of the board of directors, and Dr. Russ Wigginton, president and chief executive officer of the National Civil Rights Museum, is serving as vice chair. Kera Wright, senior vice president of Finance for St. Jude Children’s Rese... Read More
Posted by Josie Ballin at Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

ArtsMemphis opens emergency COVID-19 relief fund for local artists

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The arts are back in Memphis. But the last 18 months amid the pandemic have been trying for many artists. “It was a frustrating time, honestly,” said musician Michael Mosby. Pre-pandemic, Mosby spent most of his time playing the drums for live events all across the city. But live events canceled, and venues closed meant very few gigs. That’s why ArtsMemphis stepped up to help after a more than $20 million loss in income among local arts organizatio... Read More
Posted by Josie Ballin at Friday, Oct 8, 2021

ArtsMemphis Awards Nearly $1 Million in Grants

Memphis Flyer, Jon W. Sparks — ArtsMemphis has awarded $900,000 to 45 arts organizations for operating support and another $70,650 to 26 groups through the Arts Build Communities (ABC) grant program. The operating support grants have long been central to ArtsMemphis’ mission of helping to grow a sustainable arts community. The unrestricted funding comes from local individuals, foundations and corporations, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for t... Read More
Posted by Josie Ballin at Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

ArtsMemphis data shows collective loss of $24M for arts orgs, readies more emergency funds

Memphis Business Journal, Corey Davis — A brush of uncertainty still surrounds the local arts community, despite some improvement from the pandemic's effects. ArtsMemphis — the Mid-South’s main arts funder, supporting both artists and local arts organizations — is set to launch another round of its Artist Emergency Fund. Artist assistance Elizabeth Rouse, president and CEO of ArtsMemphis, said the organization will start distributing funds to all types of ... Read More
Posted by Josie Ballin at Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

Nearly $1 million given to dozens of Memphis arts organizations through ArtsMemphis grant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Local24 ArtsMemphis has awarded 45 arts organizations $900,000 dollars through its Operating Support grant.  Of the awarded organizations, 40% are led by a person of color and 58% serve participants who are a majority people of color.  “We know how critical unrestricted operating support is to shape a sustainable arts community,” ArtsMemphis President & CEO Elizabeth Rouse said. “We are committed to continuing to carry these organi... Read More
Posted by Josie Ballin at Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

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